[cabfpub] Call for agenda items for call on April 28th

Moudrick M. Dadashov md at ssc.lt
Wed Apr 27 18:34:54 UTC 2016

Good point, maybe we should have our own short style guide based on e.g.:

1. http://www.iso.org/iso/guidance-for-writing-standards-for-smes.pdf



On 25/04/2016 11:22 PM, Alex Wight (awight) wrote:
> /[Resending w/o opaque-signed S/MIME]/
> Hi Dean et. al,
>   I'd like to address a formatting issue I've run into several times 
> while attempting to search for something within the Baseline 
> Requirements or copying+pasting from the document.
>   In the Baseline Requirements PDF document, unnecessary whitespace 
> such as a tab character is introduced such that a couple of problems 
> arise:
> 1) Searching for certain terms within the document becomes extremely 
> difficult and tedious. For example, I was searching for the exact 
> verbiage around an "Internal Name" and I typed "Internal" into the 
> search box which yielded 25 results. Appending a space character 
> narrowed the results down to 8, yet none of them were Internal Name. 
> Appending an "N" reduced the results to zero. Only after manually 
> scrolling to the definitions and hunting down the line for Internal 
> Name did I copy and paste it into the search field to see what was 
> happening. If one searches for "Internal Name" (there's two tab 
> characters between the words there) results in only the one instance 
> of this in the definitions section but it doesn't find the instance 
> within the doc that makes use of the term. To find that, one has to 
> search for "Internal Name" (only one tab between the words this time), 
> which produces the results I was initially seeking.
> 2) Copying and pasting to quote verbiage becomes a formatting 
> nightmare too. For example, when copying and pasting the text from 
> section, one gets this (no modification on my part): "/f. 
> extKeyUsage(required)/
> /Eitherthevalueid‐kp‐serverAuth[RFC5280]orid‐kp‐clientAuth[RFC5280]orbothvaluesMUSTbepresent./
> /id‐kp‐emailProtection[RFC5280]MAYbepresent.OthervaluesSHOULDNOTbepresent./" 
> This snippet contains 25 tab characters (!) which, needless to say, 
> makes beautifying this text an exercise in tedium when conveying it 
> outside of its original PDF format.
> Anyway, I'm not sure it needs to take up any time on the call, but 
> it's an administrative item that I feel needs addressing somehow.
> Thanks,
> -Alex Wight
> From: <public-bounces at cabforum.org> on behalf of 
> "dean_coclin at symantec.com <mailto:dean_coclin at symantec.com>" 
> <Dean_Coclin at symantec.com <mailto:Dean_Coclin at symantec.com>>
> Date: Monday, April 25, 2016 at 1:19 PM
> To: CABFPub <public at cabforum.org>
> Subject: [cabfpub] Call for agenda items for call on April 28th
> If you have any agenda items for this week’s call, please send to me 
> today.
> Thanks
> Dean
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